Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Levels or Styles

In their book chapter of Learning Styles found in the Encyclopedia of Creativity by Mark A. Runco and Steven R Pritzker, the authors, Linda O'Hara and Robert J. Sternberg, describe Learning Styles as bridges between cognition and personality. They also point out the confusion that has resulted from multiple and interchangeable use of terms meant to define the behaviors and actions associated with thinking and learning.Terms such as:

Learning Styles
Cognitive Styles
Thinking Styles
Personality Types

O'Hara and Sternberg suggest:
An investigation of level asks...
How creative are you?

An investigation of style asks...
How are you creative?

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